Hyphenation for “shift”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “shift”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "shift" because otherwise it would be too long and would no longer fit on one line. This separation not only saves space it improves the visually flow of the text. This word separation exists in most languages. In English, the word separation of “shift” is based on the speech syllables. The separating syllable in linguistics is therefore the smallest group of sounds in the natural flow of speech. As a separator, the classic hyphen is usually used: „shift“ ⟶ „shift“.

Hyphens are occasionally used to denote syllabification, as in syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion. Various British and North American dictionaries use an interpunct, sometimes called a "middle dot" or "hyphenation point", for this purpose, as in syl·la·bi·fi·ca·tion. This allows the hyphen to be reserved only for places where a hard hyphen is intended (for example, self-con·scious, un·self-con·scious, long-stand·ing). Similarly, hyphens may be used to indicate how a word is being or should be spelled. For example, W-O-R-D spells "word".

Definitions of "shift"

shift >> ʃɪft

Definition: [verb] move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance.
Example: a team from the power company came to shift the cables away from the house

Synonyms of "shift"

move | carry | transfer | transport | convey | take | bring | bear | lug | cart | haul | fetch | switch | move around | transpose | relocate | reposition | rearrange | displace | slide | slip | be displaced |

Definition: [verb] change gear in a vehicle.
Example: she shifted down to fourth

Synonyms of "shift"

Definition: [verb] be evasive or indirect.
Example: they know not how to shift and rob as the old ones do

Synonyms of "shift"

Definition: [noun] a slight change in position, direction, or tendency.
Example: a shift in public opinion

Synonyms of "shift"

movement | move | shifting | transference | transport | conveyance | switch | transposition | relocation | repositioning | rearrangement | change | alteration | adjustment | adaptation | amendment | recasting | variation | modification | revision | reversal | retraction | sea change | U-turn | rowback | about-turn |

Definition: [noun] each of two or more recurring periods in which different groups of workers do the same jobs in relay.
Example: Anne was on the night shift

Synonyms of "shift"

work period | stint | spell of work | stretch |

Definition: [noun] a woman's straight unwaisted dress.

Synonyms of "shift"

Definition: [noun] an ingenious or devious device or stratagem.
Example: the thousand shifts and devices of which Hannibal was a master

Synonyms of "shift"

stratagem | scheme | subterfuge | expedient | dodge | trick | ruse | wile | artifice | deception | strategy | device | plan |

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